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José Saramago

José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE.zɐ sɐɾɐˈmaɣu]; 16 November 1922 – 18 June 2010), was a Portuguese writer and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Literature. His works, some of which can be seen as allegories, commonly present subversive perspectives on historic events, emphasizing the theopoetic human factor. In 2003 Harold Bloom described Saramago as "the most gifted novelist alive in the world today" and in 2010 said he considers Saramago to be "a... Read More

BornJosé de Sousa Saramago
16 November 1922
Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal
Died18 June 2010 (aged 87)
Tías, Lanzarote, Spain
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